Career Management Center Staff
The Career Management Center provides one-on-one career planning for all Freeman students and facilitates connections with mentors and potential employers.
As executive director of the Career Management Center, Dale Klamfoth represents the career interests of Freeman School students and alumni. Dale is responsible for developing and maintaining key relationships with employers around the world. Prior to joining the Freeman School, Dale was a senior vice president and area director for Lee Hecht Harrison and previously served as Senior Partner, Southeastern Managing Director Talent Consulting with Korn Ferry International. Dale holds a BBA in accounting from Capital University.
Interim Director of Operations
As the interim director of operations for the Career Management Center, Carla Coury leads a team of career and employer relations professionals to develop students and connect them with career opportunities. Carla formerly led the career team in Tulane’s Newcomb-Tulane College and served as the executive director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program in the Gulf South Region. Along with more than 20 years of experience in higher education, career management, and corporate relations, Carla earned the Senior Professional in Human Resource designation to complement her Masters’ degree in speech and organizational communication and bachelor’s degree in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University.
Donn Barclay is a career consultant for MBA candidates. He joined the Freeman School in 2006 after a 25-year career at JVC Company of America. He holds a BS in marketing and an MBA from St. John’s University.
Sarah Covert is a career consultant for undecided students at the Freeman School. Prior to joining the Career Management Center, she was the Policy and Media Coordinator for Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana. She is also the founder and owner of Sarah’s Pet Care Revolution. Sarah holds both a BS in psychology and a BA in women’s studies from Tulane University.
Jeannine Coxen counsels finance students in career assessment, industry research, networking, resume development and cover letter development, interviewing techniques and salary negotiation. Prior to joining the Freeman School, Jeannine held roles at Sanford-Brown Online and Entergy. She earned her master’s degree in human resources management from Troy State University.
In her role at the Career Management Center, Tori Lane supports management and legal studies students in achieving their career goals. Tori holds an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology, and a BA in human resource management from the University of Alabama. She is a certified professional in human resources (PHR) and has a demonstrated history of working in talent, performance and career management. Skilled in succession planning, talent review, interviewing, recruiting, sales, and management; Tori is able to provide corporate experience as an additional resource to her students.
An experienced career consultant with expertise in career development, college recruiting, and employee training, Leslie Long joined the Career Management Center in 2019. Previously, Leslie held roles at Delgado Community College, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, and ITT Technical Institute. She has a BS in information systems and decision sciences from LSU.
As a finance career consultant at the Freeman School, Benina Lopez uses her background in financial services to offer one-on-one coaching and year-round workshops to help students launch successful careers. Benina holds a BA in psychology from Rutgers University and an MBA from the University of Miami School of Business Administration.
With over 15 years of experience in career counseling, recruiting, and human resources, Paige Pinter joined the Freeman School in 2012. She earned both a BA and an MA in developmental, educational and social psychology from Boston College.